2018 Indianapolis Home Show

    The 10-day Indianapolis Home Show is the nation’s oldest and the Midwest’s largest home-focused extravaganza, offering the best in home products as well as decorating, construction and remodeling ideas. The show is the largest consumer home event in Indiana. Now in its 96th year, the Indianapolis Home Show has more than 900 experts in everything for your home!

    This year’s Centerpiece Home brings a dazzling mix of luxury and hominess, as Fischer Homes showcases its Crestview American Heritage design, part of its Grand Estates Custom Collection. The impressive structure is built entirely inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

    A two-story layout with a basement, the Crestview boasts nearly 3,000 square feet on the main floor and more than 1,400 on the second floor, for a total of 4,370 square feet. This includes four bedrooms and 3½ baths.

    The main floor features lavish entertaining spaces including a gourmet kitchen with a spacious island, a cozy hearth room and a soaring two-story family room with a massive fireplace and ceiling beams.

    The master suite is also on the first floor this year, and it includes its own floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, light-filled sitting area and a spa-like bath with an oversized shower, freestanding bathtub and vaulted ceiling.

    “The Crestview is bound to impress, but what we really wanted to project this year was a sense of coziness within grand spaces,” said Stephen Whaley, corporate marketing manager for Fischer Homes. “This is one Centerpiece Home that visitors will feel like they are right at home the minute they walk in the door.”

    Joy Perkins of TOB Design Firm has come up with a show-stopping design for the interior of the home, drawing elements from the iconic Hoosier farmlands as well as sophisticated urban touches.

    The house is filled with rustic touches and nods to Indiana’s agrarian heritage, from the vintage farm table desk in the study to louvered floor-to-ceiling shutters that can close to separate the dining room.

    The great room features a two-story fireplace with a beamed ceiling and oversized sectional. The master bedroom has its own natural stone fireplace, a dark leather bed with faux fur and a coffered ceiling.

    “It’s about reimagining rurally-based elements — rustic woods, metals and barnyard whimsy,” Perkins said. “These natural materials give a sense of casual elegance and unhurried cool. It’s very on-point with how people want to live in 2018.”

    For the Centerpiece Home exterior, Jim Calvin and his team from Calvin Landscape wanted to create “wow” moments as visitors emerge from inside of the home to experience the eye-popping landscape in stages.

    Visitors walk out of the rear of the house around a corner to a dramatic reveal of the outdoor space’s pool, cabana and other features of the main garden area. It promises to be a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, as lighted water features bubble and top-end finishings invite people to explore the potential of outdoor living spaces.

    “This year’s design is a delightful combination of form and function, an eye-catching backyard that can be used from early spring through late autumn,” Calvin said. “After touring the main floor of the Centerpiece Home, visitors step into our garden, which is designed as a multi-use entertaining backyard with a lush mixture of deciduous and evergreen landscaping.”

    The Home Show is going even bigger with small living concepts by featuring an entire Tiny Home Village in the West Pavilion. The display features five separate tiny homes created by different vendors, allowing visitors to explore the range of styles and accommodations available with tiny homes.

    Each home in the Tiny Home Village has its own landscaping, highlighting the finest flora there is. There are feature gardens in the back of West Pavilion, and the area’s top landscape professionals are also adding their green touch to the Unilock Corner Beer Garden and Outdoor Living Stage areas in the South Pavilion.

    Get a glimpse of table decorations fit for all your holiday festivities with our “Settings for the Seasons” feature, then shop a selection of unique furniture pieces from artisans across the country in our Artisan Markets.

    This year’s celebrity guests include appearances by hometown favorites “Two Chicks and a Hammer” mother and daughter Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, plus HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” carpenter Clint Harp and DIY Network’s Jason Cameron, host of “Desperate Landscapes,” among other local celebrities and features.

    Don’t miss out on all the Indianapolis Home Show has to offer in 2018!

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